B.E. Computer Science & Engineering:VLSI CAD

Thapar University
In Patiala

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Important information

  • Bachelor
  • Patiala
  • Duration:
    4 Years

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Year: Semester I

Mathematics I
Engineering graphics
Computer Programming
Solid Mechanics
Communication Skill

First Year: Semester-II

Mathematics II
Manufacturing Process
Electrical and Electronic Science
Organizational Behavior

Second Year- Semester - I

Measurement Science and Techniques
Optimization Techniques
Semiconductor Devices
Data Structures
Discrete Mathematical Structures
Digital Electronic Circuits
Human Values, Ethics and IPR

Second Year- Semester – II

Numerical and Statistical Methods
Electrical Engineering Materials
Computer System Architecture
Principles of Programming Languages
Analysis and Design of Information Systems
Operating Systems
Environmental Studies

Third Year- Semester – I

Object Oriented Programming
Theory of Computation
Computer Networks
Data Base Management Systems
Software Engineering
Summer Training

Third Year- Semester – II

Total Quality Management
Algorithm Analysis and Design
Software Project Management
Internet and Web Technologies

Fourth Year- Semester – I

Engineering Economics
System Software
Compiler Construction
Computer Graphics
Artificial Intelligence

Fourth Year- Semester – II

Project Semester
Industrial Training(6 weeks)


Complexity of VLSI chips and trends in IC industry, VLSI design cycle, VLSI Design Flow, Y-Chart: Design abstractions using Behavioral, Structural and Physical domains, role of CAD tools in VLSI Design Automation.

Common algorithmic approaches used in VLSI Design Automation, Greedy methods, Stochastic search, Graph theoritic methods, Dynamic Programming; Optimization Algorithms: Simulated Annealing, Genetic Algorithm and Neural models.

VLSI Physical Design Automation: Algorithms for Partitioning, Floor planning, Placement Routing: Grid Routing, Channel Routing, Global routing, Layout compaction and verification, DRC checks.

Design Verification using Logic Simulation: Compiled code and Event- driven simulation Algorithms, Silicon Compilers

VLSI Design Styles: Standard IC, ASICs

Recent topics in VLSI CAD: Reconfigurable Computing, Embedded System concepts, Hardware Software Co-design, High-Level Synthesis and VHDL modeling.

Laboratory work: Working with layout editor, Implementation of Algorithms used for VLSI Design, logic simulation algorithms, Optimization algorithms- greedy methods, simulated annealing, genetic algorithm and neural models.

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